Ever thought Glenn Danzig’s voice sounded a bit like Elvis? You’re not alone. UPDATE: Now with release date!
The King was apparently a seminal influence on a young Glenn Danzig. Blabbermouth reports:
“Elvis is actually kind of how I got into music,” Glenn told Rolling Stone in 2015 interview. “When I was a kid, I was cutting school pretending I was sick and I would lie at home watching old movies, and ‘Jailhouse Rock’ came on with Elvis. I was, like, ‘I want to do this. This is great.’ And that’s how I veered to music.”
Almost a half decade later, seems like the project will finally see the light of day!
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And back in 2018 he talked to Full Metal Jackie about a future Elvis covers release:
“Every time I’d have downtime, or if I was working on soundtrack stuff, I would just record another Elvis track or two. So what started out as an EP, I now have more than enough for a full album; I have extra songs that won’t even make it on the record. So I’m really gonna have to sit down and pick the songs that I really want on the record. But it came out really good; I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. A lot of people ask me about it all the time when I’m on the road. So it will be nice to get it out and do some of those little intimate shows I was talking about.”
Other than an April release, we don’t have any other specifics at this time. But we’ll be on the lookout!
UPDATE: the project has a release date of April 17!
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